Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It is NOT Betadyne, stupid!

Tonight the swelling is exceeding 2 inches. Pressure and pain as before. It is not betadyne. At least not for now.
Fever at 100.4F

It's Batadyne, stupid

By about 6 AM I definitely see the improvement. Swelling is down, I was able to sleep without any chemical 'help'. Yes, I woke up few times, but that is OK.
I feel stupid that I did not make the connection before. I was suspecting it, but also discounted as something that should not be happening - according to Dr. Z. that is not usually the case. I will skip the betadyne flushing until Friday when they will x-ray all this using high contrast dye. So this is another good news - bad news. If betadyne is the cause for my reaction, than another, more invasive options will have to be considered, like flushing the cavity with alcohol, which hast to be done in the hospital under anesthesia. There is always surgical option. Betadyne flush would have been the simplest solution. I am also afraid that having drains which are NOT regularly flushed with something as sterilizing as betadyne would expose me again to the possible infection just as I had before. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop 

Noon update: 
Noon is not looking as rosy as morning. The swelling and pain is very uncomfortable...
I wish I could just stay at home for few days, but I can't.